Petula Dvorak

02/06/2016 - 2:00pm

    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.

    For many, it is an age of painful yearning, of a life lived in imaginary cloud worlds, away from acne and algebra and all that awkwardness.


12/26/2015 - 3:00pm

    Santa, baby, just slip a little something useful under America's Christmas tree.

    We don't need hoverboards, Apple watches, drones or the pie face game.


12/21/2015 - 2:00pm

    Without a public declaration of guilty or not guilty, without a resolution for a city in so much pain, how can Baltimore begin to heal?

    A small crowd of protesters pinballed around town on Wednesday night...

12/19/2015 - 12:00am

    The Sunday night meeting of Boy Scout Troop 114 was coming to order. Or trying to.

    "Formations, please! Por favor," 15-year-old troop leader Yousof Omeish yelled over that noise that only a pack of...

12/13/2015 - 3:00pm

    You've posted on your Facebook feed after yet another mass shooting.

    You've had those eye-rolling rants with the other folks at the bus stop, where you all end up shaking your heads.

12/11/2015 - 10:00am

    In this slightly off-kilter, riot-scarred city, Santa arrives on a tugboat. Or roars past the rowhouses on 34th Street in Hampden on a Harley.

    The gum is smack-chewed, the eyeglasses are cartoonishly cat-...

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